Sunday, April 12, 2020


Our second Sunday Studio features the creative work space of gallery artist Rachel Reeve!

Based in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Rachel is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA from NSCAD. She’s also an educator who has been teaching art in schools and in her own community for over ten years.  We were first introduced to Rachel's work back in 2019, and she has been providing us with new and exiting paintings ever since!

Rachel Reeve Studio View, Annapolis Valley

Rachel often incorporate a Japanese printmaking technique into her paintings.  "Gyotaku" involves using an actual fish as a plate from which the print is drawn.  The fish is inked with either a traditional sumi ink, or a water based equivalent, on Washi paper.  The fish prints are later collaged onto the canvas, and incorporated into the finished painting.

You can see more of Rachel's "Gyotaku" series paintings in background...

“I strive toward innovation and resourcefulness in my practice, being receptive to the new. Whether it consists of ideas or methods, an open mindset is a key ingredient in the creative process...I think this way of working echoes the diversity in nature.” - Rachel Reeve

Look at the light coming in through those windows!, a quiet inspiring place to create art!

Rachel Reeve, "Gaspereau Stripped Bass", gyotaku, acrylic, Japanese paper on canvas, 36" x 48"

You can view more of Rachel's available works HERE